Millions are £10 away from sliding into debt

More than a quarter (27 per cent) of bill payers say an increase of more than £10 a month in energy bills could push them into debt, new research has found. An Opinium survey of 2,000 adults was commissioned by Uswitch.com and the results have been released just days before Ofgem is expected to increase the default price cap. The research found a significant percentage of people were willing to go without essential foods to cover their energy costs.

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